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River News (Page 2)

How to Make Everyday Better

Are your days filled with things you need to get done? Recently, I have incorporated a new practice in my daily life that has reframed each day and made it better than it would have been otherwise. I’m not about to suggest some time management hack or panacea that will eliminate all of the daily…

Tackling Tough Conversations

When I was 11 years old, I was getting off of the school bus from an overnight trip at Camp Tecumseh in Indiana. My entire fifth-grade class had been on an overnight trip, hiking, canoeing, and learning outdoor survival skills. It was an amazing trip. But when I got off the bus, my mom didn’t…

Serving The Chosen

For many years now, The River Church has supported Serve City once a month with meals. We asked Teresa Brand, who has been in their ministry, called The Chosen, to tell us more about it. What is The Chosen? The Chosen is the food pantry and homeless shelter at Serve City, a social service organization…

On a Financial Note…

Where are we, The River, financially? Sunday afternoon, January 28, The River Church held its annual business meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to review our financial data from 2017 and present the 2018 budget to be voted on by the members who were present. The finance team operates under the authority of the elders and reports to the…

Drawn To Haiti Again

I went on my first mission trip to Haiti in February of 2017. While there, I was able to use my experience as a medical assistant to help with clinics held for Haitians who have limited access to healthcare. I was able to check their blood pressure and assist with handing out medications and vitamins.…

A Challenging Opportunity

Some of the best things come as a result of discipline. For example: Becoming debt-free requires choosing to live on less. Getting in shape means changing one’s diet and scheduling exercise. In starting a new business, one has to sacrifice long hours and assume some financial risk. Saving for retirement means modifying today’s desires for long-term security.…

Year-End Giving 2017

Tami Richardson, our RiverBank Kids Director, showed me a video a parent sent her of their preschool daughter singing the song she learned on Sunday morning at The River. As the little girl swayed and twisted with energy she sang: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; Do not be discouraged. Our Lord God…